DeWine Signs Massive Distracted-driving Bill into Law
It allows people to be stopped solely for holding a cellphone whilst driving
Governor Mike DeWine signed a piece of legislation on Tuesday that, in part, will make distracted driving a primary offense in Ohio.
Senate Bill 288 will allow people to be stopped by police solely for holding or using a cellphone while driving. It specifically will prohibit drivers from "using, holding or physically supporting" a cellphone.
"This bill is about a lot more than pulling people over and handing out tickets," DeWine said. "It's about changing the culture around distracted driving, and normalizing the fact that distracted driving is [perceived as] just as dangerous as drunk driving."
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